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jrevans
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Is it possible to subscribe to a forum? YES!

Post by jrevans »

I know that I can subscribe to a thread, so that I get an email everytime
a new posting is made, but I was wondering if it was possible to subscribe to an entire forum.

For example, I'd like to get an email whenever a new topic is created on the Pennsylvania Railfan forum.

I read the FAQ and did a search, but couldn't find the information that I want.
JimE
Jim's train Web Pages - (Actually, this site doesn't exist any more....)

Mike Roque
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Post by Mike Roque »

Although our original home-built forums did, the current version of phpBB does not support forum subscriptions. However, the new version (3.x) will support it.

As soon as the new version is released, we plan to upgrade to support that as well as a bunch of other big improvements.
Mike Roqué
Road Foreman of Engines
Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad

jrevans
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Thanks

Post by jrevans »

Thanks for the update.

I thought that it should be possible, but I couldn't figure out a way to do it....
JimE
Jim's train Web Pages - (Actually, this site doesn't exist any more....)

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Post by benltrain »

webmaster wrote:Although our original home-built forums did, the current version of phpBB does not support forum subscriptions. However, the new version (3.x) will support it.

As soon as the new version is released, we plan to upgrade to support that as well as a bunch of other big improvements.
When will these changes happen? Will it mean user stats, threads, etc. will be deleted/reset?

Mike Roque
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Post by Mike Roque »

benltrain wrote:When will these changes happen? Will it mean user stats, threads, etc. will be deleted/reset?
No...all we'll be doing is updating the forum software.

phpBB is an open source application, so when the next version is released is dependent on the project contributors. The short answer is...soon. ;)
Mike Roqué
Road Foreman of Engines
Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad

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Post by toolmaker »

Did this update occur? I was hoping to subscribe to specific forums too.

Thanks,

Gary
-gary

“If practice makes perfect, and if nobody's perfect, why practice?"

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Post by Mike Roque »

Nope, we're still waiting for phpBB 3.0. It's at the release candidate stage, so the final release should be available very soon.

http://www.phpbb.com/

Mike Roque
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Re: Is it possible to subscribe to a forum?

Post by Mike Roque »

You can now manage your forum and topic subscriptions in the User Control Panel under Overview > Manage subscriptions.
Mike Roqué
Road Foreman of Engines
Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad

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